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#18 - John Loeffler
2011-12 Baseball
POS.
UTL
B/T
L/R
HT.
6-1
WT.
220
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Burnsville, Minn.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Burnsville (Des Moines Area CC)
John Loeffler

2012: Started 56 games for the Crusaders, primarily at first base...reached base in first five games including a 1-for-2 performance with a double and a run scored versus #4 Arkansas on Feb. 24th...hit his first home run as a Crusader at Belmont on Mar. 14th...ripped two doubles and recorded a walk, run scored and RBI in the Horizon League opener versus Butler on Mar. 16th...scored three runs the following day in a 15-7 Valpo victory...went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in a 7-0 shutout of Milwaukee on Mar. 24th...added an RBI and a walk to go with a 2-for-3 game against Western Michigan on Apr. 3rd...collected his second home run of the season, a three-run shot, in Youngstown versus the Penguins on Apr. 13th...reached base four times and notched two RBI against IPFW on Apr. 24th...registered three RBI in a 9-3 Horizon League win over Milwaukee on Apr. 27th...began 12-game hitting streak on May 17th versus UIC, a game in which he scored two runs, plated three more, and hit two doubles...raised average from .232 to .279 during hitting streak that continued through the NCAA Regionals...led team in doubles with 18...one of only three Crusaders with at least 50 at-bats to finish season with on-base percentage of .400 or higher.

2011 (DMACC): Appeared in 66 games while making 64 starts during sophomore season ... posted a .330 batting average ... hit six home runs and drove in 59 runs while slugging .526 ... named to All-Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Second Team ... earned Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Second Team Academic All-Region honors.

2010 (DMACC): Started seven games while making 21 appearances as a freshman ... hit .320 on the season ... had a .500 on-base percentage ... earned Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Second Team Academic All-Region honors.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Blaze.

Personal:  John is the son of Lee and Roberta Loeffler ... major is exercise science ... born Jan. 14, 1991.